Tableau Public is free software that can allow anyone to connect to a spreadsheet or file and create interactive data visualisations for the web.
WHAT IT'S BEST FOR
Has some diverse capabilities including word clouds and bubble maps.
The capability for laying out a dashboard via “overlaps” is also a very powerful feature.
Instant connection to more than 30 data types
Good pace of research and development – several technology upgrades a year
Based around a learning community of training videos, blog/forum posts, and twitter buzzes.
WHERE IT FALLS DOWN
- Not much freedom to create new arrangements of data - users can't create new relationships or add business context to their data.
- Tableau is slower than competitors when it comes to its in-memory calculations
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